Loyola’s Neely earns honor
Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball standout Janeicia Neely has been selected as Kentwood Springs Student Athlete of the Week of Jan. 10-17.
Neely, a senior guard who prepped at Cabrini High School, recorded a career-high 30 points in Loyola’s first loss of the season against conference rival Bethel.
She shot an impressive 50 percent from the field (13-of-26) and grabbed seven rebounds. Neely also guided the Pack’s scoring effort on Jan. 17 against SSAC opponent Blue Mountain College, scoring 24 points on 69 percent shooting. She hit six of her seven three-point field goal attempts, which is a career-high for her.
Over the course of the two games, Neely garnered five assists, 12 rebounds and two steals in addition to her 54 points. She currently places in the top 20 in NAIA Division I in two categories, including points per game (16.875) and field goal percentage (.505).